"I hope this is not a temporary change. It must remain forever. Delhi people must also learn how to follow the rules and drive in lanes," he said on Saturday, Oct 16.
The Home Minister, who praised the Delhi Police and paramilitary forces for providing fool-proof security to the CWG 2010, also urged the Delhiites to respect the police personnel.
"Nothing can compensate for hours put in by police personnel. (They) stand in streets for 14-15 hours a day and that's not easy. The police behaviour has also changed tremendously. They are far more polite now and perform their duty with a smile. This must not change," Chidambaram added.
Ahead of the Delhi Games, the minister had told the people of Delhi to mend their ways to present the capital as an international city.
"We should seize the opportunity of the Commonwealth Games to change our behavioural pattern. We must behave as (residents of) an international city," he had said in Sep 2010.
At the time when the infrastructure and services were being put together, the authorities had viewed correcting the people's behaviour as a daunting task.